Shadowboxing: A Review of. Loïc Wacquant’s Body & Soul. Reuben A. Buford May. University of Georgia. Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer. with the appearance of Loic Wacquant’s dazzling ethnographic journey into the world of of sociology, Body and Soul not only sets a new standard for scholarly . When French sociologist Loic Wacquant signed up at a boxing gym in a black Body & Soul marries the analytic rigor of the sociologist with the stylistic grace of .
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At times the lengthy field note excerpts that constitute much of the book are set off with a long running bracket in the left mar- gin. While the two, largely descriptive, chapters are of considerable interest, the book as a whole has major flaws. The larger points that Wacquant makes about boxing in this chapter are fairly standard and are based on a rather quaint combination of functionalism and the culture of poverty perspective.
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Body & Soul
Monday – Friday, 8: Return to Book Page. In general, it would appear as if Wacquant is not terribly familiar with the conventional structure or format of mainstream sociological ethnography, or, has chosen to ignore those conventions. He learned the Sweet Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha: However, this is not the book for those interested in reading an example of techni- cally skilled ethnographic anc or a discussion that is presented within an analytic frame that extends and enriches our theoretical understanding of the complexities of collective action.
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A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, he is the author of numerous works on urban inequality, ethnoracial domination, the penal state, and social theory, translated in some dozen languages.
Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer is perhaps the best wcquant sociology of the bodyits theorizing is less explicit than is the acuteness of the observations. He learned the Sweet science of bruising, participating in all phases of the pugilist’s strenuous preparation, from shadow-boxing drills to sparring to fighting in the Golden Gloves tournament.
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Body & Soul: Notebooks of an Apprentice Boxer by Loïc Wacquant
Why not instead read Trimbur’s “Come Out Swinging,” a far superior and intriguing ethnography of a boxing gym; her book is much better written, with first-rate analysis, and an appropriate focus on its subject rather than the author. Arnason and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski. Aoul of an Apprentice Boxer is perhaps the best yet sociology of the bodyits theorizing is less explicit than is the acuteness of the observations.
Jessica rated it really liked it Oct 20, Personalmente la scintilla che mi ha “lanciato” nel mondo della boxe. There are parts that are interesting, and the idea is very interesting-but the author uses about 10 words for every one he should and can’t say anything directly.
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Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Bodj don’t care for this book too much- on the other hand, i felt tough sitting on the public bus holding to my face a book about boxing. Definitely not for a student audience — very interesting, very intellectual, and very provocative. Lettura per corso universitario di antropologia. It is packed with fruitful conceptual and theoretical discussions.